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    run down

    run down - Dictionary definition and meaning for word run down

    Definition
    (verb) trace
    Synonyms : check out
    Example Sentence
    • We are running down a few tips
    Definition
    (verb) move downward
    Example Sentence
    • The water ran down
    Definition
    (verb) injure or kill by running over, as with a vehicle
    Synonyms : run over
    Definition
    (verb) use up all one's strength and energy and stop working
    Synonyms : conk out , peter out , poop out , run out
    Example Sentence
    • At the end of the march, I pooped out
    Definition
    (verb) examine hastily
    Synonyms : glance over , rake , scan , skim
    Example Sentence
    • She scanned the newspaper headlines while waiting for the taxi
    Definition
    (verb) deplete
    Synonyms : exhaust , play out , sap , tire
    Example Sentence
    • exhaust one's savings
    • We quickly played out our strength
    Definition
    (verb) pursue until captured
    Example Sentence
    • They ran down the fugitive
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